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Governor outlines workforce and opioid prevention initiatives

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 3:56pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott was joined by his Opioid Coordination Council Thursday to present its initial report of recommended strategies, as part of its charge to strengthen Vermont’s response to the opioid crisis. The first report to Governor Scott follows eight months of intensive study, visits to many communities and collaboration across state government and with local organizations.

EPA: Up to $3 million available for locally-focused environmental ed grants

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 1:50pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine EPA has announced $3 million in funding for locally-focused environmental education grants is now available under the 2018 EE Local Grant Program.  EPA will award three to four grants in each of EPA’s ten Regions, for no less than $50,000 and no more than $100,000 each, for a total of 30-35 grants nationwide. Proposals are due March 15, 2018. The Requests for Proposals is posted on

Eversource completes $175 million sale of NH fossil fuel plants

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 1:20pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Eversource on Wednesday completed the $175 million sale of its New Hampshire fossil fuel powered generation facilities to Granite Shore Power LLC. After decades of  service to New England customers, Merrimack Station in Bow, Newington Station in Newington, Schiller Station in Portsmouth, and combustion turbines in Groveton and Tamworth will now continue operations under new ownership. The power stations employ a variety of fuel sources, including oil, coal, nautral gas and jet fuel.

Special thanks to Vermont dairy farmers on National Milk Day

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 11:10am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Happy National Milk Day! On January 11, we commemorate the day when milk started being delivered in sterilized glass bottles back in 1878. It’s no secret that Vermont is a dairy state. Dairy farming and production is a large part of the state’s cultural and economic identity, bringing $2.2 billion in economic activity each year (Vermont Dairy Promotion Council, 2015). In fact, milk generates more sales than any other Vermont agricultural product and 63 percent of all milk produced in New England comes from Vermont.

Vermont Electric Co-op lights up two solar arrays

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 10:54am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont Electric Co-op (VEC) recently announced the opening of two new VEC Co-op Community Solar projects. The commissioning of the two solar projects - one in Hinesburg and one in Grand Isle - caps a two-year VEC effort to install long-term, cost-effective, solar arrays in three locations in VEC territory. The 1.3 megawatt Hinesburg project was developed by Encore Renewable Energy and the 4.9 megawatt Grand Isle project was developed by Bullrock Corporation. These projects build on the successful deployment of VEC’s first one-megawatt project in Alburgh, also developed with Encore Renewable Energy.

General Broadmeadow to speak at Norwich ROTC commissioning ceremony

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 10:31am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Norwich University’s graduating future officers will hear remarks from a fellow alum at this spring’s joint services commissioning ceremony. U.S. Marine Lieutenant General John J. Broadmeadow ’83 returns to the Norwich campus to speak to ROTC commissioning officers during a formal ceremony to mark the occasion on Sunday, May 13, at 9 am. In his address, the Marine officer will touch on themes of service to nation and the importance of a military commission.

Langrock Sperry & Wool names Sasha Conroy partner

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 10:10am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Burlington-based law firm Langrock Sperry & Wool, LLP has announced that Sasha C Conroy has been named a partner. Conroy’s practice focuses on commercial transactions and corporate law, and is based in the Burlington office. She serves as a transactional and intellectual property resource to businesses of all sizes, as well as to individuals.

Stratton recognized by EPA for reducing waste

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 6:59am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine One Massachusetts organization was honored nationally by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for their waste prevention and diversion accomplishments out of 16 National winners. Another 12 organizations across New England, including Stratton Mountain Resort, received Regional Achievement certificates recognizing their work for reducing waste as part of EPA’s WasteWise program.

AmeriCorps members help give a new look to the Central Vermont Humane Society on MLK Day

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 5:36am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine ECO AmeriCorps program members will help the Central Vermont Humane Society with a much-needed painting update at the organization’s facility from 9 am until 4 pm on January 15, 2018. ECO AmeriCorps members will participate in this service project to honor Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy. The ECO AmeriCorps members will be joined by hundreds of thousands of volunteers across the country on this national day of service.